John Ventura

VenturaYear: 1998
Location: Edmonton
John Ventura appears in the ALHI documentary video about the meat packing plant on 66th Street here. He also appears in the documentary about the wave of Alberta strikes in the Summer of ’86 here.
Index: Working at the meatpacking plant on 66th street in Edmonton, 1974-1992; Working on staff with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); Production line jobs; Languages in the plant – learning English on the job, speaking Portuguese; Initial problems with the union; Became a shop steward in 1979; Process for resolving grievance with managers; Problems when Pocklington purchased the plant; strikes in 1974 and 1986; Problems when Burns took over the plant; strike under Burns; Value of unions
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